Hon. Yadira Pedraza See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Yadira Pedraza


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5629
(Redacted by Editors). Unpredictable emotional responses. impulsive rulings. Views herself in a grandiose way. Looking for the quick resolution. Difficult to predict what will set her off. Definitely has her favorites and if you are not represented by one of her favorites watch out.


Comment #: FL4263
Rating:Not Rated
I represented myself Pro Se. There were a few issues which were to be decided at the hearing. First of all, law goes out the window. With full and competent evidence, witnesses, and law to back you up, she does what she wants, threatening to do the same to you even though the other party has NO EVIDENCE at all. The other attorney was told to write the recommended order which was written INCORRECTLY in favor of his client. I wrote a letter to GM Pedraza of the discrepancies and requested that she write the order herself and to take in consideration the court recorded audio to confirm I was correct. She ignored and signed the recommended order anyway! She signed it even though it was NOT even what SHE said! WOW! Now I have to get an order to get a transcript of the audio from a court reporter and file an objection! What a waste of time! All these lawyers look at a Pro Se and see them as taking away their business and they want to keep the peace with their fellow lawyers. No wonder people don't trust lawyers and the system is so corrupt.


Comment #: FL4019
She's an idiot! First, your a Magistriate in a court room, this is not a beauty pageant.Dress from neck up appropriately & conservative.Not tons of makeup with long hair teased down in front of your robe on your shoulders. She rules by her"feelings"& not by evidence & law. Has No respect for ProSe because when challenged her incompetence is threatened by a nonlawyer. Easily intimidated by bully attorneys and prefer to support an attorney to further her own career than support and rule by the law. She's needs to be removed from the bench.


Comment #: FL3839
Rating:Not Rated
Extremely fair, patient and knowledgable judge. She listens to both sides carefully, reviews pleadings rather than just taking the defendant or plaintiff's word etc - nice to see a judge who actually cares enough to read, pay attention to the pleadings filed in the case etc. Wish she was a full fledged judge. Been before others such as caballero who appear to be fair but doesn't really listen and is more defendant/respondent friendly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3299
She is a very fair, professional and ethical judge. She hears both sides and gives everyone an equal opportunity to speak, prior to ruling.


Comment #: FL2182
Rating:Not Rated
She has a double standard. When I wasn't represented by a lawyer, she was barely civil, but when my *male* lawyer was there she's "all nice". Either way, I don't think she is very fair. Whenever I have a "real" judge like Kreeger, Gross, Sarduy, etc., I feel like I get a fair trial. Hope she's never a full judge. Having/Not having a lawyer shouldn't affect the way that you are being treated by a judge/magistrate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2021
Not very bright. Reduced child support when there was no substantial change in circumstance and former husband had increase in income. Basis was to bring child support within guidelines despite parties entering in to marital settlement agreement for amount above guidelines. Had to appeal decision. Imagine she was trying for a county court judge position. She needs to learn the law.